Shields vs. Hammer Live Results
Probably the biggest fight in the history of women’s boxing takes place tonight in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Boardwalk Hall, as Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer will do battle to determine the undisputed female middleweight champion of the world.
The two sides have been in talks for a fight since March 2017, and they were originally set to meet on November 17. However, a month prior, the bout was delayed due to an injury to Hammer.
Shields made Olympic history by becoming the first American woman to win gold in boxing and then the first American boxer to win golds in consecutive Olympics. Since turning pro later in 2016, Shields has had her way first claiming two super middleweight titles before her current mission to unify the female middleweight division.
Shields defeated Hanna Gabriel to claim the WBA and inaugural IBF title in June before defeating Hannah Rankin to grab the WBC crown in November. After this fight with Hammer was delayed, Shields retained her three titles with a win over Femke Hermans three weeks after her WBC title win.
This will be Hammer’s second fight in the United States, with her first coming on a January 2018 card headlined by a Shields super middleweight title defense. Debuting back in 2009, the German has been unbeaten and unstoppable, holding the WBO female middleweight title since winning it on Oct. 23, 2010. Hammer has made 12 defenses of the championship.
Hammer is the previous WBC champion, winning it in November 2016 and making three defenses. After this bout was originally pushed back, Hammer was declared WBC champion-in-recess, allowing for Shields to win the WBC title against Rankin. Hammer most recently competed in February, scoring a second-round finish of Elene Sikmashvili.
Undisputed female middleweight championship: (WBA/IBF/WBC champion) Claressa Shields def. (WBO champion) Christina Hammer via unanimous decision (98-92, 98-92, 98-92)
Heavyweight: Jermaine Franklin def. Rydell Booker via unanimous decision (99-91, 98-92, 98-92)
Heavyweight: Otto Wallin vs. Nick Kisner goes to a No Decision (cut via accidental headbutt) (Rd. 1, 3:00)